Apple belatedly reveals bug fix that was on iOS 10.2.1

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Apple belatedly reveals bug fix for iPhone 6, iPhone 6s that was on iOS 10.2.1
Even though iOS 10.2.1 was released last month, only now is Apple revealing that the update included a bug fix for certain models of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Apparently, some of these iPhone models were abruptly shutting down after being given a task that required heavy duty processing power. Those units containing an older battery were more likely to shutdown after trying in vain to handle what was asked of it.

The update didn't completely exterminate the bugs, but Apple claims that with the release it has seen a decline in the number of iPhone 6s shutdowns by 80%. The update has lowered the number of shutdowns on iPhone 6 models by 70%. These sizeable reductions have taken place after iOS 10.2.1 has been installed on over 50% of the units that received the update.

Besides including a power management patch, iOS 10.2.1 also includes a new feature that allows those whose iPhone shutdowns suddenly due to an older battery, to instantly reboot by simply pressing the power button. Previously, an affected phone would have to be connected to a power adapter in order to reboot. This issue apparently has nothing to do with the battery problem found on some other Apple iPhone 6s units. Apple is replacing the battery on these specific units for free since they have a habit of shutting down even with 30% of life remaining on them. When these batteries were manufactured, they were exposed to too much ambient air which is believed to be the cause of the problem.


source: AppleInsider

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